Father Murphy – A Purpose.

Father Murphy’s new album Croce is out today. You can order it from the The Flenser store or download from bandcamp or iTunes.

Enjoy the surreal animated video for the track “A Purpose”

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King Woman – Escape from Tomorrow

King Woman will be playing some upcoming west coast tour dates. The band has made a video mini-documentary of their last tour. Escape from Tomorrow!

King Woman “Burn” West Coast tour dates:

March 28th – The Hemlock, San Francisco, CA

March 29th – The Funk Den, Santa Rosa, CA

March 30th – The Press Club, Sacramento, CA

March 31st – Orange Street Studio, Chico, CA

April 1st – Deadbeat Records, Olympia, WA

April 2nd – The Highline, Seattle, WA

April 3rd – High Water Mark, Portland, OR

April 5th – LCM, Oakland CA

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Sannhet – Revisionist Out Today!

We are now shipping copies of Sannhet’s Revisionist. You can order now from The Flenser store.

You can download it from The Flenser bandcamp, itunes, Amazon and stream on Spotify.

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Pre-orders: Father Murphy / Bell Witch // Tour Dates: Wreck and Reference / Sannhet


Father Murphy – Croce LP/CD/CS

We are now taking advanced orders for Father Murphy’s “Croce” on vinyl, CD, and cassette.

This dark psychedelic / industrial cabaret is a religion-themed concept album entitled Croce (“Cross” in Italian), one side representing suffering and sacrifice and the flip reflecting what comes after—the end of suffering, resurrection, or perhaps oblivion. The work was recorded by John Dieterich in Albuquerque, NM, and mixed by Greg Saunier. Emerging from shadowy atmospheres, Croce often springs forth with unexpected blurts of impossibly catchy noise pop. At other times it can be richly operatic like some twisted musical that details the trials and tribulations of the crucifixion.
Pre-order now from The Flenser store.


Bell Witch – Longing DLP

Back in print! Bell Witch is a minimalist doom two-piece from Seattle comprised of Adrian Guerra and Dylan Desmond (of Samothrace fame). With only the bare minimum at their disposal, the duo’s massive, crushing soundscapes are executed with just bass, drums and dual-vocal pummel. Uniquely sorrowful, it sounds as close to Skepticism as it is to Codeine, their debut full-length Longing is an hour and ten minutes of doomed desolation, sadness and sorrow—a time-stretching journey through darkness, pain and suffering. Originally released on CD by Profound Lore Records, the album was one of the most important doom albums of 2012 and featured on numerous year-end lists. Now available on vinyl, Longing is packaged in a thick, old-style case-wrapped gatefold jacket with insert.

Shipping April 2015. Pre-order direct from The Flenser.

WR SS Spring 2015 GIF

Wreck and Reference has announced a number of US tour dates with Sacramento noise-punk weirdos So Stressed:

March 13th – Jewel’s Catch One, Los Angeles, CA w/ So Stressed, Naomi Punk, PC Worship 
March 20th – Sweet Springs Saloon, San Luis Obispo, CA w/ So Stressed 
March 21st – The Golden Bull, Oakland, CA  w/ Bosse-de-Nage, So Stressed, Beast Nest
March 22nd – Wandering Goat, Eugene, OR  w/ So Stressed
March 23rd – High Water Mark, Portland, OR
March 24th – The Highline, Seattle, WA
March 26th – Bar Deluxe, Salt Lake City, UT
March 27th – Mutiny Info Cafe, Denver, CO
March 28th – Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS w/ So Stressed, Not Like Igor, Clear Views
March 29th – The Pentagon, Ames, IA
March 30th – The Burlington, Chicago, IL
March 31st – The Spot Tavern, Lafayette, IN
April 1st – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH
April 2nd – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA 
April 3rd – The Alter, New Paltz, NY 


Sannhet is playing a number of dates with the newly reunited Liturgy line-up.

April 2nd – DC9, Washington, DC w/ Liturgy
April 3rd – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA w/ Liturgy
April 4th – Kings, Raleigh, NC w/ Liturgy
April 5th – The Masquerade Atlanta, GA w/ Liturgy
April 7th – Red 7, Austin, TX w/ Liturgy
April 8th – Club Dada, Dallas, TX w/ Liturgy
April 9th – Kansas City, MO w/ Liturgy
April 10th – Subterranean Chicago, IL w/ Liturgy
April 11th – Dionysus Disco Oberlin, OH w/ Liturgy

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King Woman “Doubt” now streaming on Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is now streaming Doubt in its entirety.


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Out Now: Boduf Songs – Stench of Exist

Out now: Boduf Songs – Stench of Exist.

47 minutes of oppressive quiet. The collision of arabesque tonalities with electronic sound and ambience brings to mind the promise of Blade Runner—half-asleep at 4:00 A.M. and slightly medicated, with pyramids and flame-spewing cityscapes in downpour glowing against the fluttering eyelids in the almost-dreaming consciousness.

Order from The Flenser store.
Order from Midheaven.

Download from The Flenser, Spotify, iTunes.

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Father Murphy track

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Sannhet Track

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King Woman live dates, track


March 28th – The Hemlock, San Francisco CA w/ Creepers, Mother Room, Foie Gras
March 29th – The Funk Den, Santa Rosa, CA The Down House, Redwood
March 30th – The Press Club, Sacramento, CA w/ PREGNANT, Casey Chisholm
March 31st – Orange Street Studio, Chico, CA w/ Teeph, Ourfathers
April 1st – Deadbeat Records, Olympia, WA w/Globelamp,
April 2nd – The Highline, Seattle, WA w/Nostlagist
April 3rd – High Water Mark, Portland, OR w/ Braveyoung, Drowse, Troubled By Insects
April 5th – LCM, Oakland CA w/ Creative Adult, Creepers, Mother Room, Foie Gras

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New Pre-orders: Sannhet, King Woman, Boduf Songs, Mastery


Pre-orders for the new albums by Sannhet, Boduf Songs, King Woman, and Mastery are now live. We will be offering a discounted package option for those that want to pre-order the vinyl on the first day.


Sannhet – Revisionist

Sannhet’s second full-length, Revisionist, is set for release on March 3rd via San Francisco’s Flenser Records. The 9-track LP is a dizzying concoction of math-metal intricacy, prismatic pop shimmer, and dense metallic crush, taking the metalgaze sound of like minded modern metal combos like Deafheaven or Alcest and adding more dynamic indie rockisms and churning noise rock crunch.

Watch the teaser video for Revisionist here.

The Revisionist will be available on CD and black, white, and orange colored vinyl.

Boduf Songs – Stench of Exist

Boduf Songs’ newest material on Stench Of Exist is still shadowy: a drowsy, druggy, dreamy record that unfolds languorously, laced with mysterious electronic filigree. Stench of Exist is gorgeously intimate and transforms the minimal into maximal with layers of electro-detritus wreathed in lush guitar strums, street-side field recordings, reverberating pianos and softly crooned vocals. It is a record of rain and cities and night-time. The collision of arabesque tonality with the electronic sound and ambiences brings to mind the promise of Blade Runner – half-asleep at 4am and slightly medicated, with the pyramids and flame spewing cityscape and eggshell-within-eggshell pronouncements in downpour glowing against the fluttering eyelids in the almost-dreaming unter-mind.

Listen to the new Boduf Songs track “My Continuing Battle With Material Reality” here.

The Stench of Exist will be released on vinyl and CD. The vinyl will available on black and limited edition transparent purple vinyl.


King Woman – Doubt

Bay Area, CA’s King Woman, fronted by vocalist Kristina Esfandiari (Ex-Whirr, Miserable), will be releasing their first proper EP release on February 17th, 2015. Titled Doubt, this EP marks King Woman’s first release with a full band and is a dark, brooding gem of introspective heaviness. Doubt finds King Woman awash with churning and crumbling distortion providing a roiling, blackened backdrop for Esfandiari’s throaty, bewitching vocals like a twisted fusion of PJ harvey, Sunn 0))) and Black Sabbath.

Listen to a King Woman track off of an earlier release here.

Doubt will be released on cassette as well as black and limited milky clear vinyl.


Mastery – Valis
Valis is the first proper Mastery full-length and the most extreme record The Flenser has ever released. As its name and sigil demands, Mastery is a vessel to ascend the partial mind: one impulsive and chaotic, the other of collected illumination. A meditation unto the will subconscious. The solo black metal entity is the product of mastermind Ephemeral Domignostika (Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Horn of Dagoth). Once a follower in the tradition of fellow Bay Area acts Leviathan, Crebain and Weakling, Mastery has evolved into something more. Valis is like a form of free jazz black metal—twisted and complex, with upwards of 100 riffs per song.

Listen to an older Mastery track here.

Strictly limited to 250 copies on black vinyl.

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